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Charles C. Chase Knife

This knife was made by the Clinton Cutlery Company. It is engraved with the name Charles C. Chase and the date Sept. 18th 1889. It was a gift for his 60th birthday.

Charles Caroll Chase was born September 18, 1829 in Hopkinton, New Harmpshire. His father was Hon. Judge Horace Chase and his mother was Betsy Blanchard. Charles died in Chicago, Illinois on December 5, 1895 and is buried in Graceland Cemetary.

Charles was married three times. He married Julia M. Sawyer on November 22, 1858. She was born in 1837 and died July 18, 1866. She is buried in Graceland Cemetary. married Belinda Newman Jones of Washington, New Hampshire on January 26, 1874. She died on February 4, 1883 and is buried in E. Washington Cemetary, New Hampshire.

Chase's third wife was Grace A. Lamb. They married June 15, 1886. She was born in 1852 and died April 4, 1926. She is buried in Graceland Cemetary.

Charles had two children, Lydia and Harry Goodnow.

In 1868 Charles C. Chase joined his brothers Horace G. Chase and Samuel B. Chase in a firm which would evolve from Chase Brothers into Chicago Title and Trust.

Note: Special thanks to Ellen Chase-Lucard for this information. She is the the great grandaughter of Charles' older brother Horace Gair Chase who was born in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, July 9, 1827. Ellen is attempting to locate cousins. If you have any information on the family, please contact Ellen by email at

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